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EDUC- 10 Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test Writing Preparation (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Designed to prepare education students for the PPST:Writing test. Structured writing format and learning strategies to develop an organized and authoritative approach to professional writing.

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EDUC- 11 Praxis I: Reading Comprehension (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Utilization of a structured reading comprehension format and metacognitive learning strategies to improved the reading comprehension skills needed by education students. Study of specific reading comprehension elements assessed in the standardized test that all pre-service teachers are expected to pass.

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EDUC- 170 Video Games and Simulations in Educational Environments (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Philosophical, theoretical, design and implementation issues relative to incorporating games and simulations within educational and training environments. Emphasis will be placed on education environments.

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EDUC- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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EDUC- 210 Impacts of Technology on Learning (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues
Repeatable: No
The impacts of technology on individual learners and society; the role technology plays in both the information and formal education of individuals; contemporary developments and issues related to the use of technology in individual and collective learning scenarios.

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EDUC- 260 Images of Education: Not Another Brick in the Wall (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues
Repeatable: No
A multidisciplinary approach to the experience of becoming educated; an opportunity to understand education from a critical reading of historical, philosophical, literary and cinematic explorations about school and schooling.

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EDUC- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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EDUC- 303 Educational Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Psychological aspects of learning, teaching, and assessment processes within educational contexts. Focus on the principles of learning and cognition, human development, individual and group differences, teaching and assessment processes.

Must be Sophomore level or higher

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EDUC- 304 Secondary Curriculum Methods and Assessment (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Discipline-specific curriculum, methods, and assessment procedures for teaching content minors.
Department consent

Prerequisite: Benchmark I completion

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EDUC- 305 Student Teaching (2.00 - 16.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Directed teaching in school setting in subject area consistent with teaching minor or add-on certification. Completion of teacher work sample and portfolio.
Department consent

Prerequisite: Benchmark II completion

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EDUC- 307 Racial and Cultural Perspectives on Applied Human Relations (3.00 cr.)
Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B
Repeatable: No
Major themes on how race and ethnicity shape personal and interpersonal relationships.

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EDUC- 309 Methods, Materials, and Management for Middle Childhood Education (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Focus on developmentally appropriate teaching practices in elementary classrooms (grades 4-6). Program models; learning environments; local, state, and national standards; assessment techniques; instructional approaches, and lesson planning for elementary students.

Benchmark I Completed

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EDUC- 310 Middle Childhood: Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Science (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Curriculum, methods, and assessment in middle childhood science teaching for children ages 9 through 11. Knowledge and performances in the areas of planning, classroom management, instruction, and professional responsibilities fo reflection, communication are the focus.

Benchmark I Completed

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EDUC- 311 Middle Childhood: Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Math (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Methods and materials for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating mathematics curricula for elementary classrooms (grades 4-6). emphasis is placed on: 1) utilizing process skills, 2) fostering content knowledge in the mathematical areas, 3) assessment, 4) mathematical content instruction, and 5) building positive attitudes for the mathematical classroom. Students will continue to develop skills in the classroom environment while maintaining professional responsibilities for teaching at the elementary level.

Prerequisite: Benchmark I completion

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EDUC- 312 Middle Childhood: Curriculum and Methods for Social Studies (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Methods and materials for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating social studies curricula for elementary classrooms(grades 4-6). emphasis is placed on: 10 utilizing development skills, 2) fostering content knowledge in the content of social studies, 3) assessment, 4) social studies content instruction, and 5) building positive attitudes for the teaching of social studies in the classroom. Develop skills in the classroom environment and maintain professional responsibilities for teaching at the elementary level.

Prerequisite: Benchmark I completion

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EDUC- 314 Student Teaching in Elementary Grades (4.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Full-day student teaching at the elementary level (grades 4-6) in a public school setting. Middle childhood student teaching experience follows the public school district calendar.
Department consent

Prerequisite: Benchmark II completion

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EDUC- 320 Racism and Colonialism: Impact on Communities and Education (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A, Global Perspective, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Study of systemic hegemony as race, ethnicity, gender, and social class, with a focus on education, language and literature practices, and communities in the United States, Europe, and the societies they colonized. Critical and creative learning experience to evaluate the impact of colonialism, neo-colonialism, and empire on schools and communities.

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EDUC- 326 Foundations Of Education (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The study of education and schooling through philosophical, historical, sociological and curricular contexts.

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EDUC- 330 Multiculturalism: Dialogue and Field Experience (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A, Global Perspective, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Intensive examination of multiculturalism in the U.S. and global schools and communities: the educational and cultural needs of diverse social groups, discussion of hegemony, cultural, racial, socioeconomic, political, gender, LGBT, and language barriers to equal educational and economic opportunity. Field experience. Strategies for educational and socioeconomic equity.

Prerequisite: Background check required.

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EDUC- 336 Multiculturalism: Issues & Perspectives (2.00 cr.)
Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A
Repeatable: No
Intensive study of diversity in U.S. schools. Examination of the educational needs of students from various ethnic, cultural, religious, language and social class groups. Discussion of issues related to racism, sexism and oppression.

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EDUC- 349 Methods of Teaching Middle School Math (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research, issues and problems related to current reform in teaching middle school mathematics, including planning curriculum, assessing student learning, managing instruction, and providing for individual needs.

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EDUC- 376 Cross-Cultural Field Experience (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Supervised field experience in an educational setting with diverse learners to increase awareness, understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for ethnic and cultural diversity. The acquisition of knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions necessary for educators to facilitate learning for all students are emphasized.

Benchmark I Completed

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EDUC- 380 Reading And Language Arts In Elementary Education (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Current philosophies in reading and language arts education, the centrality of language arts to the elementary curriculum and methodologies for the elementary classroom.

Benchmark I Completed

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EDUC- 381 Preclinical: Elementary Ed Language Arts And Reading (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Supervised teaching experience in developing the prospective teacher's ability in elementary education language arts and reading skills.

Benchmark I Completed

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EDUC- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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EDUC- 400 Special Topic: How to Teach Almost Anything (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Equip educators with the tools to engage and teach students in a Fab Lab setting. Educators enrolled in the course will be exposed to Mahtomedi's approach to FabLab teaching methods and the related skills to utilize major tools and software in a FabLab. Concurrent enrollment in How to Teach Almost Anything Mahtomedi workshop is required. Current teaching license is required.

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EDUC- 400 Workshop: Mindful Practice for Educators (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduces mindfulness and its impact on personal well-being and interpersonal relationships. Research is reviewed that supports the benefits of mindfulness and demonstrates the importance of mindful practice in education. Participants engage in mindful practices such as movement and breathing for use in personal and professional settings.

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EDUC- 400 Workshop: Special Topics In Education (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Current specialized topics studied through experimental activities.

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EDUC- 401 Global Education Practicum (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Experiential learning opportunity to provide student with in-depth study of one or more of the global education sub-groups: human rights and social justice, human commonality and diversity, population demographics, planet management, global belief systems, economic systems, conflict and control, political systems, science and technology and/or sustainable development.

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EDUC- 402 Global Perspectives For Educators (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Strategies for infusing global perspectives into the classroom for those working in globalized organizations. Methodology, materials and instructional strategies necessary for effective implementation of global education in schools and individual classrooms as well as within global organizations. Topics/issues related to globalization to develop a foundation from which teachers and other leaders in organizations can draw ideas for their specific needs.

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EDUC- 403 Educational Psychology Of The Adult Learner (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Psychological principles and theoretical framework guiding the educational process for adult learners. Special focus on planning and evaluating instruction while utilizing active learning to build strong learning communities.

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EDUC- 415 Classroom Management (2.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Technique and theory for motivating PreK-grade 12 age students to manage their own behaviors, including preventive discipline, behavior management, classroom environment, classroom climate, effective communication, conflict resolution, and peer mediation. Must be taken concurrently with variety of field experiences.

Benchmark I Completed

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EDUC- 416 Conflict Resolution And Crisis Management For Educators (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Conflict mediation and crisis intervention strategies in school settings.

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EDUC- 423 Service Learning and Civic Engagement (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Civic engagement and service to others in partnership with community agencies. Interpersonal communications and relationship skills; service to under-served and underrepresented populations; social justice; service provider role in civic engagement.

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EDUC- 440 Poverty in the Schools (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Characteristics and issues facing students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Traits of high-performing, high-poverty schools with emphasis on strategies to reduce the achievement gap and build community partnerships. Intended for teachers in the field.

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EDUC- 441 Mobile Learning Instructional Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Mobile learning research, trends, instructional design strategies for curriculum integration and professional development.

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EDUC- 442 Teaching Digital Media Literacy in the Content Areas (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research-based strategies for analyzing, critiquing and engaging with digital text,video, images and diverse multimedia primary sources in the PK-12 classroom to stimulate inquiry, creativity and critical thinking.

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EDUC- 443 Differentiated Instruction (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research-based instructional methods to meet the varied needs of all learners in today's classrooms, including English language learners, students with a variety of learning styles and abilities and interests. Alternative assessment methods and strategies to manage a differentiated instructional setting.

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EDUC- 445 School-wide Positive Behavioral and Intervention Support (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). Roles and functions of the PBIS team, action planning for sustainable practices, data collection systems and tools, and data analysis for planning three-level interventions and monitoring progress.

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EDUC- 446 Using Games for Learning and Assessment (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Integration of interactive games and simulations with the curriculum, implications for effective assessment. Use of games to support collaboration, problem solving, decision making, and to increase motivation and engagement in the classroom, including benefits and drawbacks.

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EDUC- 447 Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Strategies to address the varied social and academic needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the inclusive classroom; functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plans, educational interventions,and technology considerations.

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EDUC- 448 Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of using universal screeners and curriculum-based measures (CBMs) to assess student performance in mathematics. Use of assessment tools in mathematics to identify learning problems, to monitor student growth, and implement Response to Intervention (RTI) practices.

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EDUC- 450 Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Social media instructional strategies for professional development, global collaborative initiatives, learning-community development and collaborations. Digital citizenship and learning outcomes and assessment using social media.

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EDUC- 451 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Instructional strategies for design, management, and assessment of standards-focused, project-based learning (PBL) in the flipped classroom. Use of multimedia and online resources to support collaboration and increase learner motivation and engagement.

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EDUC- 452 Universal Design for Learning (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Instructional design strategies that support a wide range of learner differences; create barrier-free learning by applying universal design concepts.

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EDUC- 453 Middle School Through Adult 6-Traits Writing Instruction (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Concepts, instructional methods and assessment strategies for improving writing instruction, middle school through post-secondary. Self-assessment strategies, application of 6-traits, technology and software applications, and writing across the curriculum.

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EDUC- 454 PK Through Elementary 6-Traits Writing Instruction (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Application of the 6-Traits theory to assessment and instruction of student writing in PK through grade 4. Study of the continuum of primary and elementary language arts skills and writing across the curriculum.

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EDUC- 455 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Evidence-based preventive strategies, effective interventions, and classroom management strategies for addressing problem behaviors, chronic noncompliance and intermittent disruptive conduct.

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EDUC- 456 Bullying in Schools (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Issues, educational interventions and instructional strategies for creating a safe learning environment to break the cycle of bullying and cyberbullying.

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EDUC- 457 Effective Classroom Management (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research-based strategies for effective management of the K-12 classroom including organization of time, physical space, curriculum, instruction, and assessment to minimize and prevent classroom management problems and create a classroom culture that supports cooperative learning.

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EDUC- 458 Issues in STEM Education (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Issues related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; research-based instructional strategies for engaging diverse learners, and career pathways in STEM-related fields.

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EDUC- 495 Personal Learning Experience (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An experimental program for juniors and seniors. By permission of program directors. Each student selects an area of life which involves ethical decision and investigates that decision-making process. The group enrolled for this experience meets with the directors twice a week for direction, discussion, and criticism. Self-evaluation paper at the close of the course, which is submitted to the critique of the directors and other members of the learning experience.

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EDUC- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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EDUC- 503 Educational Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Psychological aspects of learning, teaching, and assessment processes within educational contexts. Focus on the principles of learning and cognition, human development, individual and group differences, teaching and assessment processes.

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EDUC- 504 Secondary Curriculum Methods and Assessment (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Discipline-specific curriculum, methods, and assessment procedures for teaching content minors.

Prerequisite: Benchmark I completion

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EDUC- 507 Racial and Cultural Perspectives on Applied Human Relations (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Major themes on how race and ethnicity shape personal and interpersonal relationships.

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EDUC- 509 Methods, Materials, and Management for Middle Childhood Education (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Focus on developmentally appropriate teaching practices in elementary classrooms (grades 4-6). Program models; learning environments; local, state, and national standards; assessment techniques; instructional approaches, and lesson planning for elementary students. Students must hold license #70 and have passed the Praxis 2 exam.
Instructor's consent

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EDUC- 510 Middle Childhood Education Teaching Science (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Curriculum, methods, and assessment in middle childhood science teaching for children ages 9 through 11. Knowledge and performances in the areas of planning, classroom management, instruction, and professional responsibilities for reflection, communication are the focus. Students must hold license #70 and have passed the Praxis 2 exam.
Instructor's consent

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EDUC- 511 Middle Childhood: Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Math (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Methods and materials for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating mathematics curricula for elementary classrooms (grades 4-6). emphasis is placed on: 1) utilizing process skills, 2) fostering content knowledge in the mathematical areas, 3) assessment, 4) mathematical content instruction, and 5) building positive attitudes for the mathematical classroom. Students will continue to develop skills in the classroom environment while maintaining professional responsibilities for teaching at the elementary level. Students must hold license #70 and have passed the Praxis 2 exam.
Instructor's consent

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EDUC- 512 Middle Childhood: Curriculum and Methods for Social Studies (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Methods and materials for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating social studies curricula for elementary classrooms(grades 4-6). emphasis is placed on: 10 utilizing development skills, 2) fostering content knowledge in the content of social studies, 3) assessment, 4) social studies content instruction, and 5) building positive attitudes for the teaching of social studies in the classroom. Develop skills in the classroom environment and maintain professional responsibilities for teaching at the elementary level. Students must hold WI teaching license #70 and have passed the Praxis 2 exam.
Instructor's consent

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EDUC- 514 Student Teaching in Elementary Grades (4.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Full-day student teaching at the elementary level (grades 4-6) in a public school setting. Middle childhood student teaching experience follows the public school district calendar. Grad students must hold license #70 to register.

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EDUC- 530 Multiculturalism: Dialogue and Field Experience (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Intensive examination of multiculturalism in the U.S. and global schools and communities: the educational and cultural needs of diverse social groups, discussion of hegemony, cultural, racial, socioeconomic, political, gender, LGBT, and language barriers to equal educational and economic opportunity. Field experience. Strategies for educational and socioeconomic equity.

Prerequisite: Background check required.

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EDUC- 536 Multiculturalism: Issues & Perspectives (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Intensive study of diversity in U.S. schools. Examination of the educational needs of students from various ethnic, cultural, religious, language and social class groups. Discussion of issues related to racism, sexism and oppression.

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EDUC- 576 Cross-Cultural Field Experience (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Supervised field experience in an educational setting with diverse learners to increase awareness, understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for ethnic and cultural diversity. The acquisition of knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions necessary for educators to facilitate learning for all students are emphasized.

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EDUC- 580 Reading And Language Arts In Elementary Education (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Current philosophies in reading and language arts education, the centrality of language arts to the elementary curriculum and methodologies for the elementary classroom.

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EDUC- 581 Preclinical: Elementary Ed Language Arts And Reading (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Supervised teaching experience in developing the prospective teacher's ability in elementary education language arts and reading skills.

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EDUC- 600 Workshop: Mindful Practice for Educators (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduces mindfulness and its impact on personal well-being and interpersonal relationships. Research is reviewed that supports the benefits of mindfulness and demonstrates the importance of mindful practice in education. Participants engage in mindful practices such as movement and breathing for use in personal and professional settings.

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EDUC- 600 Workshop: Special Topics In Education (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Current specialized topics studied through experimental activities.

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EDUC- 600 Special Topic: How to Teach Almost Anything (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Equip educators with the tools to engage and teach students in a Fab Lab setting. Educators enrolled in the course will be exposed to Mahtomedi's approach to FabLab teaching methods and the related skills to utilize major tools and software in a FabLab. Concurrent enrollment in How to Teach Almost Anything Mahtomedi workshop is required. Current teaching license is required.

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EDUC- 601 Global Education Practicum (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Experiential learning opportunity to provide student with in-depth study of one or more of the global education sub-groups: human rights and social justice, human commonality and diversity, population demographics, planet management, global belief systems, economic systems, conflict and control, political systems, science and technology and/or sustainable development.

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EDUC- 602 Global Perspectives For Educators (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Strategies for infusing global perspectives into the classroom for those working in globalized organizations. Methodology, materials and instructional strategies necessary for effective implementation of global education in schools and individual classrooms as well as within global organizations. Topics/issues related to globalization to develop a foundation from which teachers and other leaders in organizations can draw ideas for their specific needs.

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EDUC- 603 Educational Psychology Of The Adult Learner (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Psychological principles and theoretical framework guiding the educational process for adult learners. Special focus on planning and evaluating instruction while utilizing active learning to build strong learning communities.

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EDUC- 615 Classroom Management (2.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Technique and theory for motivating PreK-grade 12 age students to manage their own behaviors, including preventive discipline, behavior management, classroom environment, classroom climate, effective communication, conflict resolution, and peer mediation.

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EDUC- 616 Conflict Resolution And Crisis Management For Educators (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Conflict mediation and crisis intervention strategies in school settings.

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EDUC- 630 Ojibwe Lifeways (2.00 - 4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Indepth, interactive study of Ojibwe culture within a Wisconsin reservation community. A special course fee applies.

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EDUC- 640 Poverty in the Schools (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Characteristics and issues facing students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Traits of high-performing, high-poverty schools with emphasis on strategies to reduce the achievement gap and build community partnerships. Intended for teachers in the field.

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EDUC- 641 Mobile Learning Instructional Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Mobile learning research, trends, instructional design strategies for curriculum integration and professional development.

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EDUC- 642 Teaching Digital Media Literacy in the Content Areas (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research-based strategies for analyzing, critiquing and engaging with digital text,video, images and diverse multimedia primary sources in the PK-12 classroom to stimulate inquiry, creativity and critical thinking.

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EDUC- 643 Differentiated Instruction (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research-based instructional methods to meet the varied needs of all learners in today's classrooms, including English language learners, students with a variety of learning styles and abilities and interests. Alternative assessment methods and strategies to manage a differentiated instructional setting.

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EDUC- 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral and Intervention Support (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). Roles and functions of the PBIS team, action planning for sustainable practices, data collection systems and tools, and data analysis for planning three-level interventions and monitoring progress.

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EDUC- 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Integration of interactive games and simulations with the curriculum, implications for effective assessment. Use of games to support collaboration, problem solving, decision making, and to increase motivation and engagement in the classroom, including benefits and drawbacks.

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EDUC- 647 Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Strategies to address the varied social and academic needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the inclusive classroom; functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plans, educational interventions, and technology considerations.

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EDUC- 648 Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of using universal screeners and curriculum-based measures (CBMs) to assess student performance in mathematics. Use of assessment tools in mathematics to identify learning problems, to monitor student growth, and implement Response to Intervention (RTI) practices.

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EDUC- 650 Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Social media instructional strategies for professional development, global collaborative initiatives, learning-community development and collaborations. Digital citizenship and learning outcomes and assessment using social media.

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EDUC- 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Instructional strategies for design, management, and assessment of standards-focused, project-based learning (PBL) in the flipped classroom. Use of multimedia and online resources to support collaboration and increase learner motivation and engagement.

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EDUC- 652 Universal Design for Learning (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Instructional design strategies that support a wide range of learner differences; create barrier-free learning by applying universal design concepts.

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EDUC- 653 Middle School Through Adult 6-Traits Writing Instruction (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Concepts, instructional methods and assessment strategies for improving writing instruction, middle school through post-secondary. Self-assessment strategies, application of 6-traits, technology and software applications, and writing across the curriculum.

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EDUC- 654 PK Through Elementary 6-Traits Writing Instruction (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Application of the 6-Traits theory to assessment and instruction of student writing in PK through grade 4. Study of the continuum of primary and elementary language arts skills and writing across the curriculum.

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EDUC- 655 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Evidence-based preventive strategies, effective interventions, and classroom management strategies for addressing problem behaviors, chronic noncompliance and intermittent disruptive conduct.

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EDUC- 656 Bullying In Schools (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Issues, educational interventions and instructional strategies for creating a safe learning environment to break the cycle of bullying and cyberbullying.

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EDUC- 657 Effective Classroom Management (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research-based strategies for effective management of the K-12 classroom including organization of time, physical space, curriculum, instruction, and assessment to minimize and prevent classroom management problems and create a classroom culture that supports cooperative learning.

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EDUC- 658 Issues in STEM Education (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Issues related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; research-based instructional strategies for engaging diverse learners, and career pathways in STEM-related fields.

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EDUC- 659 Methods of Teaching Middle School Math (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research, issues and problems related to current reform in teaching middle school mathematics, including planning curriculum, assessing student learning, managing instruction, and providing for individual needs.

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EDUC- 713 Middle Childhood: Teaching Reading/ Language Arts (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Curriculum, methods and assessment in middle childhood reading/language arts teaching for children ages 9 through 11. Knowledge and performance in planning, classroom management, instruction and professional responsibilities of reflection and communication.
Instructor's consent

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EDUC- 720 Linguistics and Cultural Immersion in Schools (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Core problems in service delivery to English Language Learner children, youth, and their families. Contemporary issues and theories related to the impact of cultural and linguistic diversity on the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children.

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EDUC- 723 Impacting Communities through Service Learning (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Partnership with community agencies for civic engagement with under-served and underrepresented populations. Communication and relationship skills; personal leadership exploration within the context of civic engagement; issues and skills relevant to future service providers.

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EDUC- 726 Administration (2.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Philosophy and principles underlying organization and operation of public education on the local, state and national levels in the United States. Examinations of prevailing practices and current problems of school management.

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EDUC- 727 Supervision Of Student Teachers (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
On-line, interactive course that examines the role of the cooperating school and teacher in orienting, guiding and assessing student/intern teachers.
Department consent

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EDUC- 729 Introduction To Educational Research (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of educational research; identification of research topics and development of a research proposal.

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EDUC- 735 Problems In Education (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Identification, selection and completion of a research problem in education culminating in a Plan B research paper.

Prerequisites: take either EDUC-740, EDUC-741 or EDUC-742

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EDUC- 740 Research Foundations (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
This course serves as an introduction to basic concepts and principles in educational research. The course utilizes mastery grading and elements of individualized instruction. The course functions to help prepare the student for his own graduate research experiences and also to prepare him to be an articulate consumer of research upon completion of the course.

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EDUC- 741 Education Grant Proposal Development (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of grant proposal writing to support educational research needs.

Prerequisite: take either EDUC-729 or TECED-739

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EDUC- 742 Program Evaluation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Surveys theory and practice of evaluating the effectiveness of a variety of human-service delivering systems, including education. Develops applied competencies in analyzing values and needs of decision makers and articulation and assessment of program objectives (both process and product). Emphasis on building efficient, ongoing evaluation systems.

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EDUC- 744 Seminar: Instructional Leadership Skills K-12 (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Comprehensive exploration of instruction-related leadership principles and roles for lead teachers, grad-level team leaders, department heads, program coordinators and administrators. Emphasis on self-discovery, leadership issues, and team building skills for continued growth as an instructional leader.

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EDUC- 744 Educator Externship-Applied Learning Strategies (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
There is a large connection between classroom teaching and learning strategies and what occurs on a daily basis within the business and industry work environments. Participants in this learning opportunity will work with business and industry partners to raise awareness of 21st century skills and current standards to better prepare students for rewarding careers.

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EDUC- 744 Curricular Integration of Sci, Tech, Engr & Math (STEM) Education (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Curricular integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); research based instructional strategies for engaging diverse learners, and career pathways in STEM-related fields.

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EDUC- 744 Teaching Science Concepts Through Engineering Problems (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Developing content knowledge and pedagogical strategies for classroom teachers in grades K-12 to teach science concepts through engineering problems. Professional development in the use of interactive science notebooks to engage students in the Science and Engineering Practices of the Next Generation Science Standards.

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EDUC- 744 School District of Menomonie Area Summer Academy (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Resources and updates in curriculum, assessment, WI Educator Effectiveness System, technology and educational best practices in PK-12 education. Attendance at the School District of Menomonie area Summer Academy July 29 and 30, 2014 is mandatory.

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EDUC- 745 Assessment for Learning (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Assessment for instructional decision making. Historical perspectives, trends, current research, methods and purposes of assessing learners. Principles and appropriate techniques used in assessing learners. Applied practice in using formative assessment strategies to examine the effects of instruction on learning. Role of assessment of student learning in professional development planning.

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EDUC- 750 Curriculum Theory And Practice (2.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A study of curriculum theory and its application. An analysis and development of a rationale, writing educational objectives, identifying a body of knowledge, specifying methodology, and conducting curriculum evaluation.

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EDUC- 760 E-Learning For Educators (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Historical background and current trends in online learning. Concepts and foundations of best practices for successful teaching online. E-learning theory, principles, learning management systems, and web-based technology tools.

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EDUC- 761 Creating Collaborative Communities In E-Learning (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Concepts, methods and research for creating and facilitating a collaborative online community of practice. Dynamics of facilitated synchronous and asynchronous discussion, questioning skills, conflict resolution, netiquette, and collaborative learning through problem-based scenarios, simulations, and hands-on practice moderating online discussions.

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EDUC- 762 Assessment In E-Learning (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Performance-based assessment. Summative and formative feedback methods to assess student learning in the online classroom. Best practices for grading procedures, prevention of plagiarism in the digital environment, electronic evaluation tools, using electronic record-keeping systems and methods for evaluating e-portfolios, posted discussions, and group projects.

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EDUC- 763 Instructional Design For E-Learning (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Evaluation, discussion and application of instructional design theories and principles for online learning. Examination of hybrid, self-paced and facilitated online learning experiences delivered via course management systems. Scenario-based simulations and case study analysis. Creating interactive multimedia learning objects. Application of accessibility and usability guidelines in web-based course design.

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EDUC- 764 E-Learning Practicum (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Practicum in teaching online with a cooperating online instructor. Applicaiton of online pedagogy and technology evaluated through observation, discussion and reflections. Completion of a professional development plan and an e-portfolio of evidence of attainment of online learning standards.
Instructor's consent

Prerequisites: take EDUC-760, EDUC-761, EDUC-762, and EDUC-763

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EDUC- 765 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
In-depth comparison of current instructional design theories and models, principles of adult learning, variables that affect adult learning, techniques for stimulating and sustaining learner motivation, reinforcement of learning, skill transfer, and use of cognitive task analysis to determine instructional content.

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EDUC- 766 Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Development of instructional goals, objectives and assessment of outcomes. Methods for assessing learning performance and mapping appropriate assessment methods to instructional strategies and learning objectives. Performance-based assessment and evaluation tools to assess learner performance. Design of formative and summative evaluation methods.

Prerequisite: take EDUC-765

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EDUC- 767 Designing Computer-Based Training (CBT) (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Just-in-time scenario-based modular development, user interface design, visual design, usability testing, and execution of common instructional strategies employed in self-paced products. Research, trends and standards in computer-based training; development of reusable learning objects using multimedia software.

Prerequisite: take EDUC-766

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EDUC- 768 Project Management for Instructional Development (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Examination of the initiation, planning, and closure of instructional development projects and practical knowledge on managing project scope, work breakdown structure, schedules, and resources including budgeting. Analysis of instructional development project life cycle.

Prerequisites: take EDUC-767

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EDUC- 770 Thesis (2.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Independent research under direction of investigation adviser. Selection of problem, review of literature, planning and conducting research, interpretation of findings and preparation of final paper according to thesis standards. Student may enroll for two, four or six semester hours of credit in various terms for a final total of six.

Prerequisite: take EDUC-740

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EDUC- 780 Action Research (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Action research as a tool for instructional decision making. Historical perspectives, trends, current research, methods and purposes of action research. Principles and appropriate techniques used in conducting action research. Field-based practice in using action research to examine the effects of instruction on learning.

Prerequisite: take EDUC-745

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EDUC- 782 Instructional Analysis (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Social/political forces utilized in planning and implementing instruction. Principles and strategies for a self-analysis of teaching behavior. Examination of the social aspects of teacher learning and knowledge production and the relationships between learning and instruction.

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EDUC- 790 Professional Portfolio Development (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of professional portfolio development for educators.

Prerequisite: take EDUC-729

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EDUC- 796 Mindful Practice for Educators (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to mindfulness and its impact on personal well-being and interpersonal relationships. Research is reviewed that supports benefits of mindfulness and demonstrates importance of mindful practice in education. Participants engage in mindful practices such as movement and breathing for use in personal and professional settings.

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EDUC- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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EDUC- 816 Instrumentation For Research (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic concepts in the areas of validity and reliability as applied to the design of instruments as applied to a student's proposed field study. Techniques of item writing, item analysis, determining reliability, and scaling, including aquiescent set, item difficulty and discrimination.

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EDUC- 895 Field Study In Professional Education (2.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Supervised study which provides the graduate student with the opportunity to: (1) explore in-depth the body of knowledge associated with a selected problem in professional education, (2) provide an educational experience for implementing this knowledge into a selected institutional setting, and (3) devise methods to determine if the implementation is or will be successful.

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